'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes fastest film to earn $1 billion globally

'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes fastest film to earn $1 billion globally

Kerry Wise
May 7, 2018

The Force Awakens' second weekend, it dropped just 39.8% to take in $149.2 million in its second frame, and an additional 39.5% in its third weekend to set a third-weekend record of $90.2 million. Internationally, it grossed $162.6 million - including a $17.6 million opening in Russian Federation - taking its overseas total to $713.3 million. The next Avengers film also topped "The power Awakens" into post the bestever US opening last weekend. As of now, Avengers: Infinity War's domestic total stands at $450.8 million, with $713.3 million from foreign territories for a global total of $1.164 billion. The Avengers ($1.52 billion) now holds the record for the biggest global total for a superhero film.

The Marvel Studios film, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and features a litany of superheroes, reached the milestone one day earlier than the previous record held by 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez star in the Lionsgate remake of a 1987 movie about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married.

Rounding out the top five films domestically this weekend included Overboard ($14.8 million), A Quiet Place ($7.6 million), I Feel Pretty ($4.9 million), and Rampage ($4.6 million).

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"Bad Samaritan", starring David Tennant as a sadistic villain, scraped to $1.6 million in 2,007 theaters. This is thanks to the movie's release during the Christmas holidays!

"Black Panther", $3.1 million ($390,000 international). Today we learned the answer to that question, which is no, with Avengers: Infinity War easily taking the top spot with $112.4 million.

The creative architects of "Infinity War" are two brothers from Cleveland.